River Heights Book Review

The books you'll want to read.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The back copy of this substantial novel advertises this as the “Big Gay European Road Trip Novel you didn’t know you were waiting for,” and frankly, I can’t think of a better way to put it.

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOW TO HANG A WITCH by Adriana Mather

Knopf Books July 2016 There’s something sort of mysterious and romantic about Salem Massachusetts, isn’t there? Even though it was the site of brutal witch hangings, there is still a … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment


This gripping ghost story slash tale of murder and revenge was nominated for an Edgar in the Young Adult category, and it’s not hard to see why.

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment


Short, sweet reviews of M. Verano’s DIARY OF A HAUNTING, GATHERING DEEP by Lisa Maxwel, and Lori Rader-Day’s LITTLE PRETTY THINGS.

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE DEVIL AND WINNIE FLYNN by Micol and David Ostow

THE DEVIL AND WINNIE FLYNN is written as a letter to Winnie’s best friend, which lends the book an intimate feel and builds a rapport between the reader and Winnie almost immediately.

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly

Let’s take a moment to be grateful we don’t live in the 1800’s, shall we? Especially as a woman in those times, just thinking about the social and economic restrictions they had to live under makes me want to punch something.

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment


The notion of a ghostly protagonist may sound like a gimmick, but Alender pulls it off with aplomb, and the spirits who populate ​the author’s fictional​ world (Delia, included) are every bit as fully realized as the flesh-and-blood characters.

August 25, 2015 · 1 Comment